Why You Should Always Check Your Ammunition…

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson

Paul Carlson of the Safety Solutions Academy posted this photo to his Facebook page today. As you can see, this factory fresh ammunition had a single round with an improperly formed case. I’m guessing that (at the very least) he would have that round stuck in the chamber after firing.

I’ve always recommended that people give their ammo a once-over before loading it up. Ammunition from the biggest (and theoretically best) companies can sometimes ship with some bad loads. I’ve seen match ammo show up with a mix of components in the same box, bullets loaded backward and case mouths partially crushed from improper bullet seating.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • Rodford Smith Rodford Smith on Sep 09, 2015

    I once had a box of factory reloaded 9X19 in which one case was actually a .380 ACP.

    Another time a box of major brand name factory .40 S&W ammo had one round with the primer in sideways.

    • Phil Elliott Phil Elliott on Sep 12, 2015

      @Rodford Smith I have Two 9mm's with no primer and NO flashole, both from a Major Manufacturer

  • JCitizen JCitizen on Sep 13, 2015

    SPACE bullets! ;-)